Dominique Hawkins hoping to finish Kentucky career strong

12/09/2016 05:57 PM

Senior guard Dominique Hawkins has always taken a backseat to Kentucky’s continuous influx of five-star, one-and-done guards. This year is no different. Hawkins is behind De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk and Isaiah Briscoe in the rotation, but he has actually seen his production increase from last year.

Hawkins has doubled his minutes per game (18.0) from last season (9.6). He’s averaging 3.6 points and 2.9 assists per game and has been extremely efficient when on the court this season—dishing out 26 assists and committing only three turnovers. That’s almost a 9:1 assist to turnover ratio.

Assistant coach Joel Justus met with the media today and talked about Hawkins’ value to the team.

“He has a great sense of self about what he brings to our team and is confident in who he is.” said Justus. “He makes us better. Everyone can see what he does.”

KSTV discusses Hawkins’ role as the season progresses.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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